| Shareholder Activism

December 2017: Significant activist filings

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wdt_IDDateCompany NameTicker M.Cap ($, mm)Filer nameTitleLink
1 29 Dec 2017 AVIRAGEN THERAPEUTICS INC VXRT 22 DIGIRAD CORP ISS and Glass Lewis recommend Aviragen stockholders vote AGAINST the Vaxart merger Link
2 29 Dec 2017 WHITESTONE REIT WSR 563 KBS STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITY REIT, INC. KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT aims to nominate Board members at Whitestone REIT Link
3 28 Dec 2017 AEGEAN MARINE PETROLEUM NETWORK INC ANW 173 COMMITTEE FOR AEGEAN ACCOUNTABILITY Shareholder Group nominated Board candidates in Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Link
4 28 Dec 2017 ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS GROUP INC ALSK 145 SINGER KAREN Karen Singer expresses dissatisfaction over recent adaptation of poison pill by Alaska Communications Systems and opines that significant changes at the Board and management level are warranted Link
5 28 Dec 2017 ALCENTRA CAPITAL CORP ABDC 125 STILWELL JOSEPH Joseph Stilwell initiates active stake in Alcentra Capital Corporation Link
6 27 Dec 2017 BRIGHTCOVE INC BCOV 242 EDENBROOK CAPITAL, LLC Edenbrook believes Brightcove is worth at least 80% to 100% above its current trading price Link
7 27 Dec 2017 DESTINATION MATERNITY CORP DEST 46 MILLER NATHAN G Nathan G. Miller initiated active stake in Destination Maternity Link
8 27 Dec 2017 GIGAMON INC GIMO (Acquired) 0 ELLIOTT ASSOCIATES, L.P. Gigamon was acquired by Elliott Management Link
9 27 Dec 2017 HARTE HANKS INC HHS 58 HARTE HOUSTON H BLR Partners/Fondren Management demanded that Harte Hanks enhance its corporate governance Link
10 27 Dec 2017 HOMESTREET INC HMST 770 ROARING BLUE LION CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.P. Blue Lion Capital plans to nominate two Directors and expresses disappointment with HomeStreet’s fourth quarter results Link